Suya Suya brings West African fast, casual eats to Northern Liberties

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Suya Suya is a new spot in Northern Liberties serving up one of West Africa's most popular street foods.

'Suya' is a grilled meat skewer that originated in Nigeria and later became popular throughout western Africa.

Owner-chef Dera Nd-Ezuma was raised in Nigeria but grew up in South Jersey - coming here as a teen to play basketball.

His profession became accounting, then opened his first restaurant to share the food of his culture.

Nd-Ezuma presents his suya as a bowl that you build with a protein, a base, and a side. All spices are imported from Nigeria, and each bowl is customized around the customer's choices.

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400 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
11:30am-8:00pm Tues-Sat, until 6:00pm on Sundays
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